Is there a difference between being fit and being healthy?

Is there a difference between being fit and being healthy?

Ask yourself two questions:

Is this man fit?

Is this man healthy?

Just because a body builder, or any athlete for that matter, looks strong, sculpted and without a trace of fat, there is no guarantee that he or she is healthy. 

Brothers Bring Screens for Teens to St. Viator HS

Student Kevin Schrieber read an article about the Max Schewitz Foundation. He was intrigued and moved by Mary Beth’s story. Despite his mother doubts ("What if she doesn’t call you back?!"), Kevin contacted Mary Beth to inquire about bringing EKG testing to St. Viator High School. His persistence paid off. Mary Beth did, indeed, call back.
 

Pessimism Sucks

The Periodical of Pessimism Sucks recently featured the Foundation for it's work to prevent sudden cardiac death in young people. The publication's focus is to feature people who are changing the world we live in for the better by overcoming negative events and/or pessimistic attitudes.  Click here to read our article!

Knowledge is Power

Do you remember Schoolhouse Rock? On this Saturday morning TV show we heard a boy shout, ‘Knowledge is power!’ as he morphed into a superhero. Wise words, indeed.
 

Lake Forest Academy Screening

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

As volunteers, our main objective is to give as many EKGs as possible, but we cannot help but walk away from each testing without personal stories.

Lake Forest Academy provided many such stories. With an international student body, there were many kids who gave their weight in kilos and height in centimeters. Thank goodness for conversion apps!

Lake Forest Academy Screening

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

As volunteers, our main objective is to give as many EKGs as possible, but we cannot help but walk away from each testing without personal stories.

Lake Forest Academy provided many such stories. With an international student body, there were many kids who gave their weight in kilos and height in centimeters. Thank goodness for conversion apps!

EKG Screening at Halas Hall

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

There is a scene in one of my favorite movies, Caddy Shack, when the entrance of a beautiful woman tames the entire rowdy, rambunctious crowd of caddies. In her presence, the raunchy behavior transforms immediately into that of an elegantly choreographed synchronized swim team. That is what screening was like at the Chicago Bears PNC Center at Halas Hall, July 29.

10th Annual Maxtravaganza

The 10th annual Maxtravaganza, presented by  NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiovascular Institute, was held on Saturday, June 20 at Lake Forest Sportscars. 

Buy Maxtravaganza Tickets

Support the Max Schewitz Foundation by attending the Maxtravaganza at Lake Forest Sportscars June 20th, 2015. Tickets are $75 each and include drinks, appetzers, dinner, heads and tails game and access to our auctions.

There will be one winning ticket drawn at the Maxtravaganza. On that ticket will be the winner's name and their pick of one our live auction items or $3,500. Have you seen our live auction items? Pretty sure you're going to want a raffle ticket.

Make Mom Smile

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Max Schewitz Foundation.

Use the link below to great Mother's Day gift ideas in support of Max Schewitz Foundation.